ACCESS TO THE INTERNET IS A HUMAN RIGHT.
The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) was a lead organization in creating the Emergency Broadband Benefit program and its extension via the Affordable Connectivity Program.
They successfully advocated for alternate forms of identification documentation accepted in the EBB and ACP to ensure the program is as accessible as possible to all consumers.
NHMC launched a campaign to promote the EBB to Latinx, multi-generational households, including culturally-relevant social media content in English, Spanish, Spanglish, and an OpEd.
- Work with the FCC to ensure a smooth and equitable transition from the EBB to the ACP, including culturally-competent Spanish-language outreach materials.
- Advocate for state and federal grants created under in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package for digital equity outreach to be distributed to organizations and anchor institutions that are led Latinx and people of color.
- As the agency opens a rulemaking to address Digital Redlining, provide guidance and educational materials on how this issue affects Latinx.
For information about NHMC's advocacy regarding net neutrality accountability, please visit our Net Neutrality Resources.